Introduction from Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Welcome

Tameside Council is one of a number of organisations within Tameside, that offers a vast array of services that are designed to help and support people within the borough to remain as independent as possible within their own homes for as long as they can safely do so. The Council’s Adult Services offer a number of services that are focussed on preventing people from becoming dependent on others for their care and support needs. Services such as Health and Wellbeing, assistive technology and reablement all help people to feel supported and safe at home and when needed other services such as home care and residential care can also be provided.

Adult Services focuses on reducing people’s need for care and support through a preventative, enabling approach where people are supported to be as independent as they can be. Our services are set up to ensure that people are encouraged to maximise self-reliance and to enable people to learn or relearn skills in order to remain as active as possible.

Adult Services is also working with other partners including the independent and voluntary sectors to ensure that services are more joined up and integrated to reduce any confusion or duplication of services for users and their families.

The aim of this Directory is to provide Tameside residents with details of services which are locally available to meet their social care needs such as extra care housing and domiciliary care as well as services for people who need more intensive 24 hour care in a residential or nursing home environment.

We want to make sure that the process of accessing care services is as straightforward as possible and is easily understood.

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton under Lyne OL6 6DL
Telephone: 0161 342 2400 Fax: 0161 342 2460
Web: www.tameside.gov.uk

The offices are open Monday to Wednesday 8.30am to 5.00pm; Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm and Fridays 8.30am to 4.00pm.

Outside of working hours we have an emergency only service that can be accessed by phoning 0161 342 2222.

Further details are also available from the Tameside Council website: www.tameside.gov.uk/servicecharter/socialcarehealth